Automated Feed

Please note that Martell's feed is not curated and information might be outdated.
Take Control

The Best Ways To Drink Cognac…When You Know Nothing About It

Besides knowing that it hails from France and features a flavour profile that’s smoother than an oiled-up Tom Jones (don’t picture that), the occasional bar goer won’t know much else about this premium variety of brandy people like to call Cognac.

So what makes a Cognac a Cognac? Well there’s actually legal production requirements that Cognac makers need to follow before they can call their brandy Cognac.

The Cognac Process

  • It must be produced in the wine-growing regions of Cognac and in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime
  • Brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills
  • Aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais
  • Most Cognacs spend considerably longer “on the wood” than the minimum legal requirement

Who Can Drink Cognac?

Today’s Cognac has well and truly grown beyond the tastes of ‘that-dapper-old-guy-in-a-corner-with-a-cigar-and-three-piece-suit’.

According to Romaric Behaghel who is the ambassador for Martell, Cognac used to be a must-have in the back bars, nightclubs and collector cabinets, but these days patrons can use them to make all sorts of cocktails to suit any occasion whether it be a Summer drink by the pool or a night out on the town. Most importantly, they taste insanely good.

read more on dmarge.com